I’ve been working with my lovely friend Stephanie from Toastie Studio to refresh the design of my website. I want to make the site look cleaner and simpler while still being bright and fun. Stephanie has mocked up a couple of designs, and I would love to know what you think. The stock images will be different… Continue reading Help me choose my new website design!
How was everyone’s New Year’s Eve? Did you spend it doing something exciting? I was in Cardiff, Wales, visiting friends but sadly Santa brought me a nasty cold for Christmas, so I spent NYE in our friends’ guest bed curled around my pillow as my body produced things I hope I never see again. I… Continue reading Setting goals for 2013
Hands up—how many of you went to RWA’s National Conference in Anaheim last week? *raises hand* I heard there were about 1,700 romance writers gathered there, and I had a brilliant time meeting as many of them as I possibly could. What an incredible atmosphere! It was only the second writing conference I’ve been to… Continue reading The best thing to take away from a writing conference
The first year I started writing romance, I entered shed-loads of writing contests. The next year, I was more selective and had learned that not all writing contests are equal. This weekend I spent some time looking through dozens of romance writing contests that have their deadlines over the next few months, and I found… Continue reading Questions to ask yourself before entering a romance writing contest
(Warning: long post ahoy! Get yourself some chamomile and find a comfy chair. I hope you’ll stick with me till the end, even if it’s because you think I’m full of dookie.) There are all kinds of rejections in the writing world, but for writers the most frustrating may be: “I just didn’t love it… Continue reading Why does an agent have to love your novel before they can sell it?